Researchers say they've discovered a 'missing link' - a hominid 1.8 million years old that may be our oldest direct human ancestor yet found.
A new study has concluded that children exposed to tobacco smoke at home miss more time in school than those who live in smoke-free environments.
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new strain of a microbe which can efficiently clean up nuclear waste and other toxic metals while generating electricity.
BAE Systems has tested an invisibility cloak that allows a vehicle to blend into its surroundings in the infra-red and other frequencies.
Last Friday, the JET fusion power project went back into operation after the installation of the 'ITER-Like Wall'.
Our ancient human ancestors interbred with other early hominids as well as Neanderthals, new research indicates.
Scientist at Tufts University have developed a single molecule electric motor that measures a mere 1 nanometer across.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have induced light rays to behave in a way that defies the laws of reflection and refraction, while producing some weird fun-house images on the way.
British engineers have built a £1 million Star Trek-style 'sick bay' for the National Health Service, debuting at the Leicester Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency department.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new - they've been around for at least 30,000 years, say scientists at McMaster University.
Researchers at UCLA have built a compact, light-weight, dual-mode microscope that uses holograms instead of lenses, and which they say is ideal for use in developing countries.
An international team of scientists and engineers has drilled down a mile and a half into the epicenter of an earthquake.
Scoffing large amounts of chocolate could cut the risk of heart disease by a third, new research suggests.
Scientists are currently attempting to control dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites, in many parts of the world.
An enormous underground river has been reported flowing thousands of feet below the Amazon.
A caesium fountain clock that keeps the United Kingdom's atomic time is now the most accurate long-term timekeeper in the world, according to a new evaluation - twice as accurate as was previously believed.
Paleontologists have unearthed the fossilized remains of a creature that they say may be the ancestor of all placental mammals on Earth today.
Animals at the Washington National Zoo started behaving oddly minutes before Tuesday's magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit.
The El Niño global climate cycle is triggering regular conflicts across the globe, new research suggests.
Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have concluded that moderate and intensive exercise may be just as useful as prescribing a second drug for depressed patients.